Jump to content
  • Welcome to SAU Community

    Welcome to SAU Community, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be apart of SAU Community by signing in or creating an account.

    • Start new topics and reply to others
    • Subscribe to topics and forums to get email updates
    • Get your own profile page, build reputation and make new friends
    • Send personal messages to other members.
    • See fewer ads!

    Consider joining our newsletter for the latest content updates

    Click here to register

Aus Max j31

235kw Japanese engine in Aus Maxima

Recommended Posts

Bought 04 Maxima J31 from elderly couple

Once serviced and roadworthied I discovered Frankenstein engine under the bonnet

it has Infiniti Skyline Gt500 engine

but with a difference it has Aus maxima dual plane inlet manifold

Spoke with Ian Gibson USA Nissan Master tech- He has confirmed as engine number ends in A

No Australian Maxima engines ever did

Ian suggests approx 225 to 235 kw at flywheel

Car is quick as in from 4.9 to 5 .7 0 to 100 kph- best power under10 degrees Celsius 

Has anyone else ever heard of or discovered such a rare thing.



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

seems unlikely, would need bit $$ spent, the higher powered VQ35 fitted to the V36 skyline were dual intake and were externally very different looking to the standard DE engine, it would require a complete ECU and wiring replacement as well as trying to get it talking to the factory auto TCU.

They were also a VQ35HR, not DE.

There also was no 'infiniti Skyline GT500'

There was a Skyline GT-R GT500 race model but it had a RB engine, not a VQ.

Even the V36 skyline with this engine won't do 4.9 sec 0-100 with it's 5sp auto, so I can't see a J31 managing this with it's 4sp slush box.

As above.. pictures please!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/10/2019 at 8:44 AM, Aus Max j31 said:

Ian Gibson USA Nissan Master tech


google shows that dude left nissan in 2001.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I would like to offer you 70k for this rare specimen of Nissan mastery. Please pm me payment details. Best regards, Prakesh

  • Haha 2

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...